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Baseball Colonels pull away late to take down crosstown rival Paris

By Editor | April 26, 2022

Freshman Kade Hilander finished his evening fanning 12 batters   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – Yesterday at Cary Barr Field, the visiting Bourbon County Colonels jumped out to an early 4-0 lead before the homestanding Paris Greyhounds rallied back to cut it to 4-3 but only to see Coach Nelson Faris’…

Lady Colonel softball program honors retired long-time coach Tony Sosby

By Editor | April 7, 2022

  Sosby, the 11th all-time winningest softball coach in Kentucky, took the Bourbon program from nothing to something    IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – Coach Tony Sosby’s name will always be remembered when it comes to softball at Bourbon County High School, after the program honored the long-time coach last week…

A former Lady Colonel enjoying her ride as part of the undefeated Transylvania women’s basketball team

By Editor | March 9, 2022

The third-ranked Pioneers will play in the NCAA Division III sectional semifinal on Friday   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   LEXINGTON, KY – The Transylvania women’s basketball team is having a remarkable year after rolling through the regular season undefeated, en route to their fourth straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship, while claiming the…

Paris’ epic comeback erases 19-point deficit in 63-56 win over Montgomery County; Hounds will play top ranked GRC for the district title tonight

By Editor | February 23, 2022

The Greyhounds closed the 40th district tournament game on an astonishing 36-10 run IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@ol.com   MT. STERLING, KY – What an incredible night to witness the grit and the character of a Paris team that most haven’t seen all year. Coach George Baker’s team showed a ton of heart against host Montgomery…

Billy Reed, iconic and often controversial Kentucky sportswriter, dies at 78

By Editor | February 6, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Billy Reed, 78, an icon among sportswriters everywhere, has died at Northern Suburban Hospital in Louisville after a long illness, according to a post Saturday by Northern Kentucky Tribune. Battling liver disease, Reed had been in and out of the hospital after a fall at his alma mater, Transylvania University, last summer,…

Lady Colonels Volleyball seniors chasing history tonight at the 40th District Tournament

By Editor | October 19, 2021

Following their epic come from behind win over Harrison County, their first over the Fillies in 18 years   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – On a night that saw the team honor the late Betty Watson with a “Green Out” Coach Janet Thacker’s Lady Colonel Volleyball team celebrated their first victory…

Six new members inducted into the Greyhound Athletic Hall of Fame

By Editor | September 30, 2021

PARIS HIGH SCHOOL … “WHERE TRADITION NEVER GRADUATES”   They joined a slew of other former athletes, coaches and contributors   STORY SUBMITTED I Hall of Fame Committee   PARIS, KY – In a special ceremony that was held at halftime of the Paris Greyhounds versus Fleming County football game at Blanton Collier Stadium last…

Strong second half lifts Lady Colonels past the Ladyhounds, 5-2

By Editor | September 14, 2021

The score was tied early into the second half    IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – The Bourbon County Lady Colonels made the short journey over to the Paris Athletic Complex on Monday evening to take on the Paris Ladyhounds in a 40th district crosstown rival soccer showdown. With Coach Braden Powell’s…

Bourbon County High School to start Colonels Athletic Hall of Fame

By Editor | September 13, 2021

Creating a Hall of Fame provides opportunity to treasure school’s history   PRESS RELEASE I For BCHS Athletics   PARIS, KY – It was recently announced by Bourbon County High School Athletic Director Wendy Rankin Mahanna that Bourbon County will now start recognizing their long tradition of great athletes, coaches, teams, and supporters by starting…

If the weather allows, after nine years, crosstown rivals will meet on the football field tonight

By Editor | August 13, 2021

Although just a scrimmage, it’s still Paris verses Bourbon County in the “Doctor of Sports, Ivan K. Rice – Backyard Brawl”   STORY SUBMITTED I For The Citizen PARIS, KY – Over the past nine years, they’ve played each other in nearly every sport (boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, tennis, baseball, softball,…